The performer relates to the audience a fable about Mother Earth, the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall) and how each of them wished to be crowned “The King Of All seasons.”
Each season is represented by a large, vibrant silk foulard (green-spring, yellow-summer, orange-autumn, white-winter) with a large knot tied in the centre of each silk symbolizing the head upon which the crown should be placed.
Mother Earth devises a test for each season, and while describing the test, each of the silks (still containing a large knot in each of their centres) is tied to each other, end to end (green to yellow, yellow to orange, orange to white, and white to green), thereby forming a large “circle of seasons”.
The seasons soon realize that they cannot pass the test! As Mother Earth explains their individual importance in the circle of the seasons, the magician passes a hand over the knots tied in the center of each silk, and they visibly melt away!
The tale concludes with Mother Earth warning the seasons that for harmony and peace to exist, they must work together, and not separately. As this is said, the four silks (still tied in a circle) are gathered in the hands. As the hands are slowly separated, the silks are now seen to be untied and are four separate foulards once again!
Comes complete with four 22″ (56cm) vibrantly colored of the proper heavy weight., China Silk foulards, 7 pages of detailed instructions that includes ‘Mother Earth’ fable with suggested patter.